UC Davis Vascular Center news releases
May 3, 2021
When Antelope resident Martel Calabretta was pregnant with her sixth baby, she was a seasoned veteran. But early on, she realized that baby number six was a very different pregnancy and required the specialty care that UC Davis Health provides.
April 7, 2021
Ajay Randhawa spent nearly two months in intensive care, much of it unconscious and on life support because of COVID-19. He was saved by the expertise of UC Davis Health doctors and nurses and, he says, by their kindness.
February 25, 2021
Casey Dyke has been told he is a mended little miracle. With 12 surgeries for tricuspid atresia and cholesteatoma under his belt, he is now 16 years old and living his best life.
February 24, 2021
Twelve-year-old Dane Gaffney had an extremely rare case that many pediatric cardiologists may see once in their career or not at all. Coarctation of the aorta is usually caught early in infancy and if left untreated as an infant, is fatal.
February 19, 2021
Cardiac Rehab Program leaders are reaching out to heart patients to remind them that delaying care is dangerous and that the rehab clinic’s COVID-19 measures keep patients very safe.
February 12, 2021
During Heart Failure Awareness Week (Feb. 16-19), nine UC Davis experts will discuss heart failure symptoms, prevention, treatment and more in interactive Facebook Live sessions.
February 11, 2021
UC Davis Health Chief of Cardiac Surgery Bob Kiaii answers questions on heart disease, coronavirus, and patient care during the pandemic.
January 22, 2021
Two-year-old Leo Woo has already had two successful heart surgeries, thanks to UC Davis pediatric cardiothoracic surgeon Gary Raff. Leo’s parents Sarah Ehrman and Chris Woo have entered Leo in this year’s Rock Your Scar, a national contest hosted by Mended Little Hearts to raise awareness about congenital heart defects.
December 17, 2020
Despite their best efforts at work, some UC Davis Health employees are getting caught by the pandemic at home
December 9, 2020
Kris Dyas is the first patient in Northern California to have robotic-assisted surgery to repair his leaky mitral heart valve.
December 2, 2020
The UC Davis Pediatric Heart Center hosted an international pediatric cardiology conference via Zoom this fall with the pediatric cardiology team from Sejong Cardiac Hospital in Seoul, South Korea.
September 30, 2020
David Tom Cooke, head of general thoracic surgery at UC Davis Health, is one of 50 surgical educators inducted into the American College of Surgeons Academy of Master Surgeon Educators.
September 29, 2020
Born with only three functioning heart chambers instead of four, Amanda had health challenges from her very first day of life. But pediatric heart nurse Barb Goebel has helped shepherd her care into adulthood.
September 15, 2020
Heart specialist Uma Srivatsa answers questions about a common type of arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib.
September 8, 2020
UC Davis Health cardiologists are testing the safety and effectiveness of TriClip, a minimally invasive option for treating tricuspid regurgitation.
August 13, 2020
Blocking an enzyme — soluble epoxide hydrolase, or sEH — linked with inflammation makes it possible for stem cells to repair damaged heart tissue.
August 7, 2020
The UC Davis Comprehensive Stroke Center has received the 2020 Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold-Plus Quality Achievement Award for consistently adhering to measures backed by the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association.
July 31, 2020
Before the Fontan procedure, most children born with single ventricles would die before their second birthday. These days, the survival rate of these patients has extended through young adulthood and now patients with prior Fontan procedures are interested in trying to have children. UC Davis Health helped two of these patients this year.
African Americans with early-life cardiovascular disease risks have worse late-life cognitive function
July 30, 2020
Research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference shows that African Americans with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risks prior to or during mid-life tend to have worse cognition when they age than those with no CVD risks.
July 28, 2020
U.S. News & World Report's rankings are out. UC Davis Medical Center is again the #1 hospital in Sacramento, and in the Top 10 in California -- distinctions it has earned for many years in a row.
July 27, 2020
UC Davis Health’s Cardiac-Vascular Rehabilitation Program has been recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. This renewed certification recognizes UC Davis’ continuing commitment to improving the health and quality of life of patients with heart and blood vessel disease through a supervised, evidence-based exercise and education program.
July 16, 2020
UC Davis pediatric cardiothoracic surgeons gave Damian Del Rio a chance at a future.
July 14, 2020
Isabella Lazzerini's two rare diagnoses warrant ongoing, specialized care but that doesn't stop her from enjoying life.
July 8, 2020
Alice Marez says she was saved by UC Davis surgeons, an LVAD pump and line dancing. If she had to choose only one, 79-year-old Marez might just pick the line dancing.
July 8, 2020
Isabella Lazzerini has been a patient at UC Davis Children's Hospital since she was three days old.
July 7, 2020
When Owen had an MRI appointment at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, his parents got the shocking news that Owen needed to be immediately transported to UC Davis Children’s Hospital via ambulance for monitoring and blood pressure control.
June 24, 2020
The UC Davis Vascular Center’s lab has been reaccredited by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for vascular testing in extracranial cerebrovascular testing, peripheral venous testing, peripheral arterial testing and visceral vascular testing.
June 15, 2020
Alexander Estrada was referred to UC Davis Medical Center for surgery by a specialist through a partnership with Dignity Health and was thrilled with his outcome and his care.
June 12, 2020
The UC Davis Vascular Center has been named a TCAR Center of Excellence for the high quality of its care team and patient outcomes for transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR).
June 11, 2020
Peter Dwyer’s birthday this year may not have happened at all. Last September, the retired high school teacher was raking leaves when his left side suddenly buckled. He had experienced an acute ischemic stroke.
June 1, 2020
The UC Davis Vascular Center has launched a telehealth initiative to improve assessments and care for patients who live in small communities and have lower-extremity ulcers due to peripheral artery disease or diabetes.